FSAI: Closure Orders issued over rodent infestations

Dr. Pamela Byrne, FSAI chief executive
Dr. Pamela Byrne, FSAI chief executive

Three Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of November by the Food Safety Authority, for breaches of food safety legislation.

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8 December 2017 | 0

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has reported that three Closure Orders were served on food businesses during the month of November for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998. The Enforcement Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive (HSE).  The full detail of each Enforcement Order is published every month on the FSAI’s website www.fsai.ie.

Three Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998 on:

  • Iceland Stores Ireland Limited at the Gorey Retail Park, Co. Wexford
  • Canteen operated by Get Fresh at, Beaufort College, Trim Road, Navan, Co. Meath
  • AD Cash and Carry , Unit 3/4, St. James Industrial Park, Kylemore Way, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Dr Pamela Byrne, chief executive, FSAI stated that food businesses must prioritise food safety in their businesses, particularly in the lead up to Christmas. “The three Closure Orders in November cited inadequate procedures in pest control which resulted in evidence of rodents in all three premises,” Byrne said “This is not acceptable in any food business at any time, as it poses a serious risk to public health.

“Food businesses need to ensure that their premises has the right food safety management procedures in place to ensure pest control at all times.

“Also,” she added, “with the busy Christmas season well underway, food businesses must ensure that they can cope with the extra customer demand and must recognise the main food safety risk factors that can cause foodborne illness and are easily preventable.

Details of the food businesses served with Enforcement Orders are published on the FSAI’s website at www.fsai.ie.

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